my child got diagnosed with adhd 2 months ago. He was extremely aggressive, anxious child who was struggling to cope at school. He hated his school and had no friends. We have tried everything, and the school said they were struggling to cope also. The pediatrician prescribed us Ritalin which he takes 5mg per day and only at school, and gets med breaks at weekends and holidays. Life for my son has changed enormously, he’s now enjoying school, has friends and finally getting asked to play dates etc. he also receives behavioural therapy twice a week and although we have our difficulties now and then, life overall for my son is SO much better.
However, I just wondered if other parents dealt with this guilt and worry for putting their child on meds that I have. The dr said he is young, but as his symptoms were severe she’s happy to continue prescribing him. I feel so alone as there no one I know that really in the same boat. And I know in my heart I’m doing the right thing by my son. I’m so worried about it effecting his brain developing or growth. Please help any advice!
hi, my son had tried 4 different medications…each one has its own nasty side effects ranging from anger to not eating to jitteriness to tears and everything in between. I have guilt also about him being on medication but also not being on medication but have taken him off everything now. The one med that Worked he literally refused to eat….if you have a medication that works and yr son is better on you are doing great 👍 no mummy guilt needed if ur son is feeling better 😀😀.